The Measure Will List a Terminal Disease as the Cause of Death

By Margaret Dore, Esq.

The initiated measure states:
The attending physician may sign the patient’s death certificate which shall list the underlying terminal disease as the cause of death. (Emphasis added).[1]
The significance of requiring a terminal disease to be listed as the cause of death is that it creates a legal inability to prosecute. The official legal cause of death is a terminal disease (not murder) as a matter of law.

More to the point, a perpetrator will be let off the hook: The measure will create the perfect crime.


[1]   The initiated measure, § 4, last sentence.